On this page
- Enabling another language
- Automatically importing translation files
- Scheduling regular language updates
- Manually importing translation files
- Disabling a language and removing its translations
- Enabling multiple languages for content
- See also
If you installed your Open Atrium site in English or other language and you want to switch the language, follow these steps:
Go to Administer > Site Building > Modules
(admin/build/modules) and enable the Locale module under the Core - optional group by checking the box next to the module and submitting the form.
Go to Administer > Site Configuration > Languages
(admin/settings/language) and click the Add language tab.
Select your language (we'll be using Spanish in this example) and click the Add language button.
Next, set the new language as your site's default language by clicking the radio button in the default column next to the language and saving the form.
At this point, you may see some interface items translated. This is because some modules that come bundled with Open Atrium provide their own language packs. However, we still need to install the latest Open Atrium language pack.
Now that we have another language enabled, we can enable the modules that will allow us to automatically update to the latest translations.
Navigate back to Administer > Site Building > Modules
(admin/build/modules) and enable the Atrium translation and Local updater modules under the Multilanguage group.
Go to Administer > Site Building > Translate Interface > Update
(admin/build/translate/update). You should see something like the screenshot below, which indicates that there are updates available. Click the Update translations button to start the automatic downloading updating of translation files:
You should see a progress bar as your site imports the translation files:
Once this process completes, you will have the latest translation files installed.
If you need to complete this process off-line, see below for the manual method.
You can automatically import the latest language updates on a regular basis.
First, go to Administer > Site Building > Translate Interface > Update > Settings
Next, check the box next to Daily or Weekly under Check for updates and click Save configuration:
Note that you will need to set up a cron job in order for the automatic updates to run.
If the automatic method of importing translation files was unsuccessful, you will need to manually install them.
Right-click on the translation file's download link and select Save Link As to download it to your hard drive:
Go to Administer > Site Building > Translate
(admin/build/translate) and click the Import tab.
- Select the file to import (1)
- Select the language the corresponds to the language file you downloaded (2)
- Leave the Text group __ at the default __Built-in interface
- For the Mode (4), if you have been doing local translations and you do not want them to be overridden, insure that the Existing strings are kept, only new strings are added option is checked. Otherwise, select Strings in the uploaded file replace existing ones, new ones are added.
To remove a language and its translations, go to Administer > Site Configuration > Languages
(admin/settings/language) and click the delete link next to the language you would like to delete:
Open Atrium can be installed in several different languages in order to have the user interface appear in the language of your choice. However, while Open Atrium can be installed in several languages, actual multilingual content support (ala i18n module) does not currently work. The i18n module currently clashes with modules in Atrium, such as context. For example, see this issue https://community.openatrium.com/issues/node/97